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Kick-off for Creativeworld 2018: Almost 300 companies from 39 countries have already registered

Jun 11, 2017

With the positive and atmospheric impressions of Creativeworld 2017 still fresh, a start has been made on the preparations for the next edition of the fair, which will take place in Frankfurt am Main from 27 to 30 January 2018. Almost 300 manufacturers have already decided to take part in the world’s biggest and most important trade fair for the hobby, arts & crafts and artists’ requisites sector. They include Buntpapierfabrik Ludwig Bähr, Eberhard Faber, C.Kreul, Marabu, Edding, Folia, H. Schmincke, HobbyFun, Lyra and Rayher Hobby from Germany, Artemio from Belgium, Creative Company from Denmark, Pebeo and Clairefontaine from France and Royal Talens from the Netherlands. “We are very pleased with the number of registrations received and, although so soon after this year’s fair, we are already in the middle of stand planning for Halls 4.1 and 4.2. Moreover, the organisational work for the complementary programme of events is already in full swing”, says Michael Reichhold, Creativeworld Director, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.

Creativeworld – International Trade Fair for hobby, handicrafts and artists’ requisites

Creativeworld is the world’s leading trade fair for the international hobby, handicrafts and artists’ requisites sector. At the last edition of the fair, 339 exhibitors from 37 countries made presentations to 8,650 trade visitors and buyers from 80 nations. At Creativeworld, exhibitors show their latest products, techniques and materials for decorative crafts, graphic and artists’ requisites, handicrafts, textile design and creative hobbies. And, as a trend and business platform, the trade fair is the first important venue of the year. Creativeworld is the ideal order platform for the wholesale, retail and specialist trades, DIY markets, garden centres, the internet and mail-order trades. With its multi-faceted complementary programme of events, Creativeworld is a source of new ideas, inspiration and expert knowledge.

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